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Clive Williams

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Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« on: May 31, 2014, 10:44:40 PM »

I trust you'll forgive me calling time on the vote an hour early or so, but I think it's pretty clear who the winner is, don't you? I'm *so* glad this one won; it's an absolute cracker. A tune which I hadn't heard before Squeezy and Jon made it a core part of one of their sets, but I've always assumed it was traditional, isn't it? Does anyone know where it comes from?

It's a straight up and down the G row tune this; no tricks or clever fingering needed; just set it running, and *feel* it!

Happy playing!

Clive

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 10:48:45 PM »

And there we have it; demo video, abc notation and notes on the tune origin all in one little link! Thanks Lester - you're a treasure!

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 09:25:06 AM »

Some of us played it long before that famous duo played it a tad faster than I prefer ... ;)

I learned it from the ECMW sessions way back in 1978.

Here's my version

https://soundcloud.com/kevin-holland-7/a-tune
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 10:06:28 AM »

http://youtu.be/qvWPSdNeoWY

A couple of versions, C one row and D/G three voice, Hohners.

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 12:03:27 PM »

Hurrah, a tune I actually haven't found too tricky to learn. I may have cheated and practiced/recorded a version a couple of days ago as I saw it was very likely to win. I'm going to keep practicing it this month and see how much I can improve it before doing a video, but here's my current version:

https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/jack-robinson

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 12:13:04 PM »

Another bit of origins -

The tune Jack O'Robinson, notated as a hornpipe, is in the Clive Carey manuscripts in The Full English archive.
http://www.vwml.org/record/CC/1/527

It as collected from William Lemming in Terwick, Sussex in 1911.

I've attached my transcription from that source.

Clearly the same tune as the polka version attributed to William Tilbury in Surrey.

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 12:43:09 PM »

Aha! I'd learnt this prematurely a few months ago when I was convinced it had to be chosen for the Totm - what a jolly tune.
Played in my usual sloppy fashion in Eb on a Liliput, which is clearly way too small for my sausage fingers.

http://youtu.be/CAtcWqHHIA8

I seemed to have picked up an accidental hop across to the D/Bb row in bar 4 - I thought I'd been following Lester's version but  suppose it must have come from an ABC I downloaded.

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 01:30:38 PM »

Here's one I did earlier
complete with source info as well.

There may be another version in the pipeline, of the same two tunes played by my band...
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2014, 11:16:39 AM »

As per the admonition on another thread about just recording stuff, posting it and not looking (listening) back ... here is a recording caught "in the wild" this morning.

Jackie Robinson's
« Last Edit: March 02, 2016, 09:46:36 PM by Andrew Wigglesworth »
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2014, 01:19:51 PM »

A tune which I hadn't heard before
Clive

IIRC it entered the English revival repertoire (like so much else...) after it appered on Old Swan's No Reels....may be wrong, vinyl is packed away somewhere.

Cracking tune no matter from whence it came...
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2014, 01:51:08 PM »

Close, Baz; it was on Old Swan Brand.  ;)
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2014, 08:16:49 PM »

Folkbluesnbeyond...lovely to hear it on a one row, it's given me the courage to give it a whirl on my new organetto in D. Practically broke me in half  trying to learn last months 'When the king comes to his own again' on it.....and I failed  :||: :|bl :Ph :|glug
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2014, 05:59:04 PM »

Here's a quick recording of Jack O'Robinson from the Clive Carey manuscripts in The Full English archive.
http://www.vwml.org/record/CC/1/527

http://youtu.be/9SBBur0SoOE

It's in G rather than the original C and there's quite a bit of key clatter probably due to a hastily positioned microphone.


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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2014, 06:57:15 AM »

Rather nice box, Mitch. Can't quite make out what make...?

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2014, 08:43:40 AM »

I think it's a Saltarelle Pastourelle III, Roger, if I remember correctly from watching Mitch's other videos :)

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2014, 09:26:02 AM »

I think it's a Saltarelle Pastourelle III, Roger, if I remember correctly from watching Mitch's other videos :)

Sorry, I didn't put titles on the video.  Yes it's a Saltarelle Pastourelle III in D/G.  Here played with all 3 reeds on and thirds out on the left hand.  It's recently been tuned by Theo of this parish.

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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2014, 12:58:31 PM »

http://youtu.be/qvWPSdNeoWY

A couple of versions, C one row and D/G three voice, Hohners.
Lovely playing on the two-row Hohner!  :||: ;D

Edit to add my try:

https://soundcloud.com/weltsauerstoff/jack-robinson
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Re: Tune of the Month for June 2014: Jack Robinson
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2014, 09:27:12 PM »

Jack Robinson played on a D/G Liliput by me. 
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